French multinational groups in 2013: 5.4 million workers employed outside France
In 2013, French multinational groups (excluding the banking sector) controlled 37,000 overseas subsidiaries. They made 53% of the consolidated turnover for the groups of which they were a part and employed 55% of their workforce, or 5.4 million employees. Of these, 38% worked in a European Union (EU) country, primarily in the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain. In all countries combined, 39% of overseas workers are employed in industry, although this figure is 53% for Germany. Investment by French groups is now tending to move away from the EU.